New Campion College President

27/04/2012

Campion College News Story
Dr Ryan Messmore.
Campion College has named Dr Ryan Messmore as its new President to succeed Dr David Daintree when he retires in December.

Following a local and international search, Dr Messmore, from the American State of Maryland, will arrive in Australia with his wife Karin and three children in October to take over from Dr Daintree at the end of the year.

Dr Messmore is currently a Research Fellow in Religion and a Free Society with the Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC. Prior to the Heritage Foundation he was the Founder and Executive Director of the Trinity Forum Academy, Royal Oak, Maryland.

Dr Messmore has degrees from universities in the United States and England. He received his bachelor’s degree in public policy and religion from Duke University, North Carolina and a doctorate in political theology from Oxford. He also holds a master’s degree in theology and Christian ethics from Duke Divinity School and Cambridge University.

“I am thrilled to be invited to succeed Dr Daintree as the President of Campion College. This is an exciting young community of learning that takes the ancient liberal arts tradition seriously,” Dr Messmore said.

I believe that the students graduating from Campion will become influential leaders of the future – in their families, workplaces, and larger communities. I look forward to continuing to build on the great foundation that has been laid there over the past several years.”

Outgoing President Dr Daintree welcomed the announcement of Dr Messmore’s appointment and is looking forward to his arrival later this year.

It is a mark of the College’s maturity that a gradual process of leadership has been arranged,” Dr Daintree said.

It augurs well for the future of this unique Australian institution of higher learning.”


Located in Toongabbie in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Campion College is the only Tertiary Liberal Arts College in Australia. The Liberal Arts at Campion are:  Philosophy, Theology, Literature, Science, History and Latin.

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